33rd Annual Employment Law Seminar - Hampton

  • 33rd Annual Employment Law Seminar - Hampton
  • 2017-07-20T08:30:00-04:00
  • 2017-07-20T16:30:00-04:00
  • Finding a seat at the table can be a difficult task when it comes to ensuring your organization is able to cope with changes in employment law. Oftentimes the important employment law changes aren’t understood by management until it is too late. The 33rd Annual Employment Law Update will address the most recent legal changes and hot topics, like the impact of the Trump administration on employment laws, to provide attendees with vital information that can help them “find a seat at the table.”

July 20, 2017

Finding a seat at the table can be a difficult task when it comes to ensuring your organization is able to cope with changes in employment law. Oftentimes the important employment law changes aren’t understood by management until it is too late. The 33rd Annual Employment Law Update will address the most recent legal changes and hot topics, like the impact of the Trump administration on employment laws, to provide attendees with vital information that can help them “find a seat at the table.” Attendees can also earn up to 6 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and 5 PDCs toward the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. In keeping with this year’s theme, one lucky attendee will win a private group cooking class (for up to 10 people) with Casual Gourmet at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 - 9:35 Opening Session
Attendees will meet for opening remarks and an overview of the day’s schedule. This session will feature a mock scenario involving that problem employee, Antoine Merriweather. This time, Antoine is determined to keep the salary increase he received in anticipation of the DOL’s increase of the exempt salary threshold Rule that was blocked by a Federal Court.

Attendees may select two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions (materials on all workshops will be provided to each attendee).


MORNING SESSIONS
9:45 - 10:45 and 11:00 - 12:00
Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

Employment Law 101 - “The Core Ingredients”
This workshop will provide essential baseline information on the most frequently-encountered employment laws. Attendees will learn legal and practical ways for employers to avoid potential liability, and are encouraged to bring their most challenging questions.
Robert  J. Barry
Daniel F. Basnight

Wage-Hour Compliance - “Don't Forget the Tip'
This session will address the current DOL rules and what may change or remain the same under the Trump Administration. Presenters will provide practical wage-hour compliance guidance to help employers avoid the substantial liability that could result from a DOL audit on wage-hour practices.
Patricia A. Slate, Former Enforcement Coordinator, DOL Wage-Hour Division
Burt H. Whitt

New Protected Class, LGBT - “Blending the Ingredients”
In the eyes of the EEOC and some aspects of the law in general, a new protected class has perhaps already found a place among those classes protected by anti-discrimination laws. This session will address the current status of LGBT as a protected class under applicable law.
Norberto Rosa-Ramos, Norfolk Director, EEOC
Randy C. Sparks

Effective Workplace Harassment Investigations - “Don’t Kiss the Cook”
This session will provide helpful guidelines on how to perform effective workplace harassment investigations. Presenters will provide tips on detecting, addressing, and preventing concerns before they mature into litigation.
Daron Calhoun, Richmond Director, EEOC
Laura Geringer Gross

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch - “Chef’s Special”
Attendees will hear Huntington Ingalls Industries Executive Vice President and
Chief of Human Resources Bill Ermatinger’s insights on how HR professionals can “find a seat” at the management decision makers’“table.” In addition, Antoine Merriweather returns in another humorous skit. See how he decides to consider outside options to resolve his wage-hour dispute.

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
1:40 - 2:40 and 2:55 - 3:55 Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

Obamacare and Other Benefits Under the New Administration - “Prepped and Marinated”
This session will review a number of timely benefit issues, including how the Employer Mandate and the benefits of “Obamacare” will fare under the new administration.
Robert Q. Johnson
John M. Peterson

Hiring the Right People - “Additional Ingredients”

This session will address practical do’s and don’ts when it comes to the hiring process. Attendees will also learn how to avoid potential discrimination claims as well as important documentation and communication strategies that can be used during the hiring process.
Laura Geringer Gross
Sharon Kerk Reyes

Discipline & Discharge - “Careful with the Cutting Board”
Discipline and discharge decisions are workplace events that often end up in claims. This session features all aspects of progressive and other discipline as well as the termination process. Attendees’ specific questions are encouraged.
Norberto Rosa-Ramos, Norfolk Director, EEOC
Randy C. Sparks, Jr.

Handling Discrimination Charges Under the New EEOC Digital System - “Modern Infusion”
The EEOC’s New Digital Charge System was rolled out in the beginning of the year. This session will provide an overview of that new system and practical guidelines on handling discrimination charges in it.
Daron Calhoun, Richmond Director, EEOC
Daniel F. Basnight


4:00 - 4:30 Closing Session - “Bon Appétit!”
We will provide a recap of the day’s employment law feast to include final comments and the return of Antoine Merriweather for a final meeting with his HR manager. This session will conclude with a drawing for the lucky winner of the private group cooking class (for up to 10 people) with Casual Gourmet at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.


*This program has been approved for 6 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and 5 PDCs toward the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

SPECIAL GUESTS


Robert G. Armstrong
Operations Manager, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Daron Calhoun
Richmond Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

John S. Di Dio
Former Norfolk Area Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Bill Ermatinger
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Lola Rodriguez Perkins
Senior Deputy City Attorney, City of Suffolk

Norberto Rosa-Ramos
Norfolk Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Patricia A. Slate
Former Enforcement Coordinator, DOL Wage-Hour Division

Marjorie A. Smith
Senior City Attorney, City of Virginia Beach

Stefanie Walker
Human Resources Manager, Virginia Oncology Associates


William O. Walton, Jr.
Unemployment Insurance Director, Virginia Employment Commission


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

July 20, 2017
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666


Cost for the program is $365 for the first registrant for each company and $345 for each additional registrant. The deadline to register for the seminar is one week prior to the respective seminar date. A refund will be given for cancellations received one week prior to the seminar.

In addition to the traditional binder, we offer all seminar materials on a USB flash drive. Please select the option you prefer when registering and you will receive materials in the requested format at check-in. We will also have materials available for download the day of the event for tablet users.

All attendees will receive their confirmation materials, invoice, payment link, and directions via email after registration. Please note we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards only.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea King at adking@kaufcan.com or (757) 624.3232.

To pay by credit card, call (757) 624.3232 or download the Credit Card Authorization Form and return to Andrea King via email at adking@kaufcan.com, fax to (888) 360.9092 or mail to Kaufman & Canoles, Attn: Andrea King at P.O. Box 3037, Norfolk, VA 23514. A receipt will be emailed within 2 business days.